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2016 Three Wine Zinfandel "Live Oak Vineyard"

Three 2016 Live Oak Zinfandel

Winery: Three Wine

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Live Oak Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 77% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane & 2% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 752

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 6, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Zinfandel from Three was our top finisher in our Big Blind Tasting. It opens with a raspberry and red plum bouquet with hints of eucalyptus and black pepper. On the palate, this wine really stands out and is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and red currant blend with notes of soft oak and gentle minerality along with a hint of cola at the end. The finish features tannins that are nicely integrated and extended. The Panel thought this terrific Zin from the "Live Oak Vineyard" would pair well with duck confit or braised short ribs. Enjoy – KGWTP

Winemaker Notes: The wine is dark black and blue color to the edge, with raspberry, boysenberry, violets, supple tannins and perfect acidity. The wine shows staggering ancient vine concentration with a briary density and silken chewiness with a velour-like texture which is classic Live Oak. Decant and enjoy the 2016 Live Oak Zinfandel with pan-seared duck accompanied with a fig reduction sauce or a grilled rib-eye steak.

Organic status: not organic

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